William Byron To Drive No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet In 2018

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It’s official: teenager William Byron will move up to the Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports in 2018, completing his rise from NASCAR’s Truck Series in just two seasons. Byron will drive the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet as Kasey Kahne’s replacement from 2018 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 19-year-old will make the jump … Read more

NASCAR Mailbox: Is William Byron Ready For the Cup Series?

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The rumor mill is ringing non-stop. Push notifications won’t stop spamming iPhones and Androids with NASCAR rumors over the past month. With a plethora of changes coming to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series lineup next year, the summer months are heating up, and it’s not because of global warming. As sponsorship continues to rule … Read more

William Byron Notches Top 10 on First XFINITY Road Course

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In his first ever road course race in a NASCAR stock car, William Byron didn’t just survive: he thrived. Byron, the 18-year-old Rookie of the Year contender from Charlotte, N.C. brought his No. 9 AXALTA Chevrolet home in 10th place after the 82-lap Zippo 200 from Watkins Glen International. “I thought it went OK,” Byron … Read more

Kyle Busch Wins for 90th Time in XFINITY Series at Watkins Glen

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Nothing like a classic, antiquated spin-and-win for Kyle Busch. Spinning his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with five laps to go in Stage 1 in Saturday’s Zippo 200, he rebounded to take the lead with 26 laps to go. Surviving a restart with three laps to go, Busch, who also suffered a pit road … Read more

Eyes on XFINITY: More Standalone Events, Please

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If you happened to miss Saturday’s action-packed barn-burner XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway, go through some archives and find it. Unreal. While sitting in the Pocono Raceway media center, everyone was on the edges of their seats throughout the entire race, but more so for the finale. Phrases such as ‘holy shit” and “that … Read more

2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos

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Episode 20: Mid-Season Chaos Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti. In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe, and Zach sit down to preview this weekend’s race at Pocono, analyze NASCAR Silly Season drama, speculate on William Byron’s future and more. This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. … Read more

Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is … Read more

Up to Speed: The Changing of the Hendrick Motorsports Guard

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Hendrick Motorsports was riding high in 2014. Jimmie Johnson just came off winning a sixth championship.  Jeff Gordon was having his best season in years and had reemerged as a top title contender.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored his second Daytona 500 victory and snapped a winless streak that had carried on for over a year.  Kasey … Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt

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Before Friday, William Byron had never visited the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But from the moment his car unloaded off the truck, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy proved he would be a factor. With the new aerodynamic package, as well as adding restrictor plates to an XFINITY Series event at the Brickyard, all of JRM’s cars … Read more

William Byron Keeps Paul Menard at Bay for Indianapolis Win

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Like expected, the new aero package for the XFINITY Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway gave us a down-to-the-wire finish in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250. William Byron, who grabbed the lead through pit cycle, held onto the top spot to win for the third time in 2017. “A was a little worried about [old tires],” Byron … Read more